World in Review is a collection of five photo galleries curated by Associated Press photo editors from each region of the world: Asia, Europe and Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States.
This month’s selection from the Middle East includes images of Egyptians carrying lit flares while gathered to protest in Cairo, the sky in Yemen is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire, and Israelis honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.
In the U.S., demonstrators react to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, a child stands at the reflecting pool before a remembrance ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and the moon rises in its waning period over the New York City skyline.
In Asia, military personnel take part in a parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, destroyed villages sit on mountain tops near the epicenter of Nepal’s massive earthquake, and Pro-democracy protesters fall at a rally in Hong Kong.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas,parishioners carry a statue of Jesus Christ during Holy Week celebrations in Peru and a ballerina performs at a youth fair in her neighborhood in Santiago, Cuba.
In Europe and Africa, a rescuer cradles a child from a merchant vessel carrying migrants in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, a woman belonging to Romania’s Armenian community attends a religious service in memory of Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks, and handmade firework rockets target a church during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations.
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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.